Family Advocates
Requisition Number:2017-HS/C-040
Department:Central HS
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for promoting family wellness and parent engagement programs at an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers in order to support the implementation of the family partnership process. Work as a liaison between classroom and home settings in the area of education, child development and mental health.  Provide support, referrals, advocacy and up-to-date record maintenance for assigned families. Ensure families are full partners in their own and their children’s development and learning by helping families develop and reach realistic and achievable long and short term goals. Provide support in parent engagement and planning activities. Provide information relative to Head Start health and nutrition requirement by supporting families in completing vaccination, physical, dental and nutrition screenings and document in database system. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, a human services certificate or 21 credits in human services or related field, and up to one year of relevant experience required. Must have keyboarding and computer skills in various applications such as database, word processing, e-mail and internet. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Must be able to participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, sit on the floor, and lift and move infant to preschool age children in order to attend to their needs. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Please note: There are 52 week and 43 week positions available.